Pinot Noir 2015 Reviews


91 points – John Schreiner – John Schreiner on Wine – October 2017

This is a blend of three clones from three different vineyards. That is not for volume but for complexity, which also applies to how the wine is made. It is aged 10 months in a mix of large casks, puncheons and barriques. “This mix is intentionally larger format to provide a larger wine to wood ratio as not to overwhelm the delicate fruit profile of this Pinot Noir,” the winery notes explain. It begins with aromas of raspberry and cherry. Those aromas are echoed on the palate, mingled with spice and toasted oak. The wine is full-bodied.

2015 Pinot Noir Awards

Gold Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon

Silver Medal, 2017 Pacific Rim Wine Competition, California


Pinot Noir 2014

90 points – Rick VanSickle – Wines in Niagara – August 30, 2016
Like a bowl of fresh-picked black cherries on the nose with well-integrated spice and earthy-savoury bits in behind. Cherry dominates the palate with added raspberry, spice and supple tannins.
89 points – Sara D’Amato – Wine Align – August 29, 2016
Highly appealing, nicely rounded with supple tannins and a good degree of viscosity. Notes of earth, dried leaf and pine needle are subtle alongside the bold cherry fruit. Very well balanced and ready to drink. Excellent length. Tasted August 2016.
91 points – Tony Aspler – – August 21, 2016
Ruby colour; spicy cherry nose with well-integrated oak; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, red plum and cherry flavours, lovely mouth-feel with good length. A charming wine.
89 points – Steve Thurlow – Wine Align – August 23, 2016
This is a very appealing fresh youthful pinot with floral tones to the bright red cherry and raspberry fruit aromas and flavours. The oak treatment is very subtle and nicely complements the juicy wine. Well balanced with very good length. Best 2016 to 2019. Tasted August 2016.
89 points – Rhys Pender – Wine Align – July 15, 2016
A pretty floral nose with bright ripe cherry and plum fruit. The palate has great freshness and purity with lots of red berry fruit and a nice long finish.

2014 Pinot Noir Awards

Silver Medal, 2016 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada

Silver Medal, 2016 Pacific Rim Wine Awards, California

Gold Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Awards